May 22th, 2023 We are honored to receive the Plečnik Medal 2023 for a 16-unit, timber kindergarten built on brownfield land. The kindergarten regenerates part of town by condensing programme previously dispersed in unfit buildings, providing a new learning playscape. This 5-year long, intense, and at the same time beautiful journey from competition to realization wouldn't be possible without great competition and project team members. Big Thank You to all of you!
December 30th, 2022 The kindergarten built on brownfield land in the centre of Kočevje regenerates part of the town by condensing program previously dispersed in unfit buildings. It provides a new learning environment for 350 children and their caretakers. The building is almost entirely constructed of wood and wood-based construction materials. The structure is mainly cross-laminated timber exposed to the interior, insulated with wood fibre, and protected by a wooden ventilated façade finished of with thermally treated spruce. Photo: Žiga Lovšin
November 23rd, 2022 We cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition UNIVERSUM PLEČNIK: Between Workshop and Myth, on Thursday, November 24, 2022, at 7 PM at the Museum of Architecture and Design. Curators: Miloš Kosec, Natalija Lapajne, Tomaž Štoka, Bogo Zupančič Exhibition design: SVET VMES: Ana Kreč, Jure Hrovat, Marko Kavčič, Amadej Mravlak Graphic design: AA: Anja Delbello, Aljaž Vesel, Blaž Rojs Photo: Klemen Ilovar
October 5th, 2022 SVET VMES has completed a new small intervention - the renovation of changing rooms at Poljane Grammar School in Ljubljana. One of the design starting points was the preservation of the original symmetry of the space. As a result, the new program is compact and placed in four cubes, forming a crossroad. Photo: Matevž Paternoster
Follow Kočevje Kindergarten construction site progress
June 25th, 2022 We're excited to share that our construction site for the new, 16-unit, timber kindergarten in Kočevje, Slovenia is well underway and approaching completion! The new kindergarten will open its doors for children and pedagogical staff in September 2022. Click to see its construction progress.
March 31st, 2022 Architectural exhibition New Praxes, New Tools, exposing the working methods of ten Slovene contemporary architectural practices is now closed and is moving to Berlin! Big thanks to curators Mika Cimolini and Matevž Čelik, Centre of Creativity (CzK), Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) and Škuc Gallery in Ljubljana that exhibited our work. What remains is this truly beautiful, (277 pages long!) catalogue/book, designed by Dominik Vrabič Dežman. Take a look and get your copy ASAP in MAO Shop!
NEW: The renovated Slovene School Museum finally opens its doors!
March 22nd, 2022 You’re coridally invited to visit the new permanent exhibition titled SCHOOL = LAW! Education on Slovene territory through time in the renovated Slovene School Museum. What started as the renovation of the permanent exhibition back in 2014, ended in the partial renovation of the entire School Museum in 2022! The exhibition is designed interactively, as a cabinet of curiosities. The deeper you investigate, by opening various drawers and hatches, the more detailed the information.
23rd November, 2021 SVET VMES was awarded the 3rd Prize at the Architectural competition for the renovation of High School in Jesenice, Slovenia. The project builds on the idea of two connected buildings, developed in the E-W direction, freeing the entire southern part of the plot for the school park. On the east, a visually lighter volume is added to the existing school, designed as "fun palace". Photo: svet vmes archive
July 1st, 2021 We recently completed a new design shop in the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana. The design is inspired by the idea behind the Superstudio's Continuous Monument project. With this in mind, we arranged the new shop with the use of "a single piece of architecture" – the continuous cabinet of curiosity that organizes and displays the museum's design products and publications. Photo: Matevž Paternoster
May 5th, 2021 SVET VMES was awarded with honourable mention for Šentvid Grammar School and Šentvid Primary School Gym in Ljubljana, Slovenia, at the Open Anonymous Architectural Competition organized by The Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning of Slovenia. Click to find out more about our design proposal.
December 14th, 2020 SVET VMES in collaboration with MEDPROSTOR recently completed a new public square in front of Poljane Grammar School where the design language applied in the school's atrium is used to create a new square identity and emphasis in the urban system of public spaces and markets of Ljubljana. Photo: Matevž Paternoster
Increased 3rd prize for Roška Art District Masterplan
November 20th, 2020 SVET VMES in collaboration with ARCO and TEKTONIKA COLLECTIVE have been awarded the Increased 3rd Prize at the Open Anonymous Urban planning competition for the 'Roška district' in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Here, the construction of a new Academy of Fine Arts and Design, a new student residence and a new Secondary School of Design and Photography with sport facilities is planned.